Our skin’s abilities are more than we can imagine. If we gain weight, we can watch it stretch. When we lose off that weight, we can watch it revert to normal. Our skin has the ability to protect itself from UV damage (tanning) and even has the natural ability to retain moisture.
Unfortunately, as age creeps up to us, several factors will cause your skin to gradually deteriorate. As we start to grow older, our skin will need some help to retain its elasticity and youthful appearance.
Did you also know, when we wash our faces, we not only strip our skin of the dirt and impurities, we’re also taking away it’s natural oils. To replenish the moisture in your skin, it is important to choose the right moisturizer and serum for your skin type.
Moisturizers act as a protective barrier on your skin’s surface. Without it, moisture will evaporate continuously from your skin and increase the ageing process. Hence, it is essential to add moisturizers and even serums, into your skin care routine. This helps to seal the hydration and boost your skin’s repairing and renewal process as you sleep.
Tip: Apply moisturizers over damp skin (before your serums or essence reach into your skin) to lock in the moist moisture.
Myth #1: Moisturizers should not be applied on acne-prone skin
For those with acne-prone skin, you might be wondering – won’t moisturizers make my oily skin worse? The answer is no! You shouldn’t avoid using moisturizers as oil and water are two separate things. In fact, dehydration will result in your skin producing even more sebum! Believe it or not, your overactive sebaceous glands are great for your skin’s moisture levels. Aim for oil-free products and use a gentle exfoliator to continue cell turnover.
Tip: If your skin tends to be oily, you should look for gel-based moisturizers and light-weight serums instead of creams.
Best moisturizer for acne-prone skin
If you’re still struggling with acne-prone skin, it’s time to introduce Mirage Miracle’s Clear Care Serum into your routine. Specifically formulated to target blemished skin, this serum smoothes and brightens skin while effectively preventing acne aggravation. It also provides continuous hydration and protects the skin against external pollutants. Apply this serum and use the best moisturizer in Singapore to lock in all that goodness!
Clear Care Serum – 75ml
Specifically formulated to target blemished skin, Mirage Miracle’s Clear Care Serum smoothes and brightens skin while effectively preventing acne aggravation. It provides continuous hydration and protects the skin against external pollutants.
If you have any of the following, Clear Care Serum is a must in your routine:
Large Pores / Acne / Blemishes / Dull Skin Tone / Uneven Skin Texture
One of its main ingredients is Tea Tree Leaf Oil which effectively fights against acne and reduces the sebum production by the skin. Perfect for men with acne-prone skin! It also contains Lotus Flower Extract which moisturizes and improves skin elasticity while balancing out oily skin.
How to use?
Dispense a pump onto your fingertips, apply from the middle of the face outwards, making slow, smoothing movements. Concentrate on areas that need the most attention.
Best moisturizer for dry skin
If you have dehydrated skin, we recommend Mirage Miracle’s Hyaluronic Serum instead. This serum instantly revives and energizes dehydrated skin and brings firmness with collagen boost. This luxurious serum melts into the skin, penetrating deep within to restore your skin’s natural radiance. A skin friendly formula suited for all skin types. (Tip: That means even if you’re a men struggling with acne-prone skin, this product is still suitable for you.)
Hyaluronic Serum – 75ml
Instantly revive and energize dehydrated skin with Mirage Miracle’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum that brings firmness with collagen boost. The luxurious serum melts into the skin, penetrating deep within to restore your skin’s natural radiance. A skin-friendly formula suitable for all skin types.
If you have any of the following, Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a must in your routine:
Dry Flaky Skin / Dull Skin Tone / Uneven Skin Texture
What is Hyaluronic serum? It is an essential body constituent that holds up to 1000 times its own weight in water. It locks moisture in your skin, leaving a radiant and glowing look.
How to use?
Apply serum on face and gently pat with fingertips from the middle of the face outwards, to allow for better absorption. This serum can be applied at any point of the day, as and when necessary for boosted radiance and hydration. Add this to your daily routine and see a noticeable change after 28 days!
Moisturizer for men
Myth #2: Men do not need to apply moisturizer
Men should maintain a moisturizing regimen for the same reasons that women do. Our skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it’s the first line of defense that we have against disease and infection. Hence, keeping our skin healthy is as important as it is linked to our health.
When do you apply moisturizer?
In the morning, you should apply moisturizer at the end of your skincare routine, followed by a SPF sunscreen. This will help to prep, hydrate, and protect your skin throughout the day as your skin face environmental irritants.
Before you go to bed, it is also crucial to moisturize your face. Research have proven that 10pm to 11pm at night is when your skin is most effectively repairing itself. This means it is the best time to have your moisturizer on! While you’re recuperating and enjoying your beauty sleep, your skin is also replenishing and repairing itself.
How do you apply moisturizer?
Not only is it important to find the right moisturizer, it is also important to apply it the right way. Refrain from aggressively scrubbing your skin as it is damaging to your skin. While applying your moisturizer, gently pat the lotion into your skin instead of rubbing. This helps the product to be distributed evenly without damaging your skin cells.
Tip: Apply to all areas that show aging such as face, neck and even your chest! Use upward strokes to work against gravity and stops your skin from sagging. Remember to use gentle and circular motions as this will decrease puffiness. Imagine it as a facial massage and pamper your skin!